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now get 0% financing for 72 months across the entire lineup of ford cars, trucks and suvs, during the ford freedom sales event. donald trump trailing hillary clinton in the polls and striking back on the trail. can he regain momentum? team usa going for gold at rio. storms leaving dozens dead in macedonia as the south waits for a massive downpour. good morning. i'm ryan nobles. >> i'm alison kosik.
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happening today. donald trump is revealing his plan to boost the u.s. economy. in the speech to the detroit economic club, he is expected to add details to his proposal for broad tax cuts while reducing the federal debt. hillary clinton laid low enjoying a bump in the polls following the democratic convention. trump, meantime, was in full attack mode trying to make up lost ground. leading republicans say they are not sure trump can win in some crucial swing states. >> he's going to win parts of ohio where people are really hurti hurting. there will be places he will win because people are frustrated and angry. it is difficult if you are dividing to win in ohio. it is really difficult. >> particularly here in arizona, the statements he made out of the gate when he got into the campaign about those crossing the border, being rapists and
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whatnot. that doesn't sit well. then to refer to a judge born in indiana as a mexican. in a pre-ortive way. you can't expect to win arizona like that. >> is there any chance that hillary clinton can win? >> in 1996, bill clinton won arizona. it is possible. >> for more, let's turn to scott mclean in washington. >> reporter: a new poll shows hillary clinton with an 8% lead over poll. clinton benefitted from the bump after the democratic convention and trump is coming off the week of controversy after another. this weekend, he seemed to get the message to focus. >> she's a liar.
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she is a horrible, horrible human being. she's incompetent. she's incompetent. i don't think you can even think of allowing this woman to become the president of the united states. >> reporter: trump is going after hillary clinton's recent attempt to clarify an answer over her private e-mail server. clinton said james comey found her public statements about the private server were truthful. comey never actually passed judgment on that specific point. clinton has tried to defend herself by saying she may have short circuited on the initial answer. >> unstable hillary clinton and you saw that. did you see that where she basically short circuited? >> reporter: clinton was out of
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the public eye on sunday, but tim kaine said a clinton/kaine administration would be more open. >> she said it was a mistake. i'm not presumptive enough to start thinking how i will do things after november. i know this is something she learned from. >> reporter: today, trump will be in detroit to tout his economic plan. hillary clinton will start a two-day trip to the battle ground state of florida where last week a poll showed her with a lead. ryan, alison. >> thank you, scott. time for an early start on your money. donald trump is expected to unveil his economic agenda today. what do we know about his vision for the country? on trade, he has said he wants to renegotiate deals like nafta and slap a tariff on countries.
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he said it would cut the number of interest tax rates to four and appeal the estate tax and amt. analysts say that could add $10 trillion to the deficit over ten years. we will see if he dials back those cuts. finally on the minimum wage, he changed his position a few teams. last month, he said he would raise it to $10 an hour. and jeb bush's sons breaking with his dad and backing donald trump for president. at a meeting, george p. bush called for the party to unite behind its nominee. >> you know team bush, it's a bitter pill to swallow and you get back up. >> jeb bush is so strongly opposed to trump, he says he
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won't vote for the nominee in november. jeb's brother george and george h.w. all skipped the party convention in cleveland. house speaker paul ryan with one day to go before the wisconsin primary. ryan facing an under funded primary challenger who exchanged compliments with donald trump on twitter before donald trump endorsed ryan on friday in the name of party unity. trump's decision to withhold until the last minute triggered widespread anxiety. president obama reaching an historic milestone on sunday. nothing with legislation or news conference or political. it was the president playing his 300th round of golf on vacation in martha's vineyard. as he reaches the end of his term, the president's golf
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handicap, giving the scoop to the golf channel, telling him he is an honest 13. that is a pretty good handicap. >> i wonder if he worked on his golf game. >> 300 rounds over eight years. michael phelps winning his 19th gold medal. team usa is off to a great start in rio. what you missed from the olympics. coming up.
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donald trump so-called bromance with vladimir putin is turning into a big question hanging over his campaign. the two paid each other compliments to each other and made comments of crimea. and some are painting trump as an billionaire ready to deal with moscow.
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we have matthew chance joining us with the latest from moscow. >> reporter: it is not like he is out there praising donald trump. it is unfair to say he has. he called trump a colorful character. that has been misquoted by some in the trump camp by saying he is brilliant. that's a line that's been followed by the state media here in russia as well. a lot of analysts i have spoken to here, trump, because he made pronouncements on foreign policy that are sympathetic to the russian point of view like crimea annex and sanctions and things like that, he is seen as somebody to be positive. not everyone thinks that. a lot of people in russia and some officials as well, that think clinton would be more advantageous for russia because she is more predictable in the
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anti-russian line. donald trump, he is making positive statements at the moment, but he is regarded as unpredictable. that is not something kremlin and russia wants to see in an american president. >> matthew, you tracked the coverage of donald trump in russian media. he might be getting better coverage in russia than in the united states. >> reporter: i think there's no question about that. yes, he is the favored candidate in the russian state media. he is seen as somebody very positive in pronouncements about russia. and one of the reasons i've heard for this, explained to me by political analysts is, first of all, he voices sympathetic positions. if he is elected and doesn't carry out those policies toward russia, he is seen as a disruptive force by the russians. he is seen as somebody to
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destabilize. >> matthew chance, live for us in moscow. breaking overnight. the 83-year-old emperor of japan says if his health gets worse, he fears he will not fulfill his duties. in a rare televised address, emperor akihito says he is in good health, but his fitness level is declining. prime minister abe said he will think how to ease the emperor's burden. this is the third time the emperor has made a speech on broadcast media. iran's government executed a nuclear scientist for treason. he was convicted of spying for the united states. he vanished in 2009 and resurfaced in the u.s. a year later claiming he was abducted by the cia. at the time, u.s. officials said
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he defected voluntarily. he returned to iran where he was later tried and convicted of giving vital information to the enemy, america, the great satan. in kabul, afghanistan, two lecturers have been abducted by gun point. one was american and the other australian. two armed kidnappers stopped the car and took the men away with them. local media reports say the attackers were wearing afghan security uniforms. it is unclear who is behind the kidnapping. awful story this morning. authorities investigating a tragic accident at a kansas water park. a 10-year-old boy killed sunday while riding on the world's tallest water slide. the victim is the son of a kansas state legislator. the family released a statement
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saying, quote, since the day he was born, he brought abundant joy to our family. the slide, which drops riders almost 170 feet at 65 miles an hour has been shutdown while investigators try to determine what happened. the water park will be closed again today. and at least 40 people have been killed in mexico. hurricane forecasters expect more heavy rain in the region to produce more flash floods and mudslides. and a state of emergency in macedonia. hit by torrential rain and flooding. 21 people have been killed. the government is criticized for a slow response to the crisis. some areas of the country getting three times as much rainfall in a day as they usually get in a month and there is more rain in the forecast. and speaking of rain.
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in the southeastern united states, heavy rainfall and possible flooding in the forecast. meteorologist pedram javaheri joins us with the latest. good morning. >> good morning, ryan and alison. we are watching the southern portions of the country. mainly across the gulf coast states where a storm system very much has been disconnected from the steering of the atmosphere. 15 to 20 inches have come down offshore. the flood watches posted along the immediate coast. the forecast really doesn't take that disturbance far away from the region. heavy rainfall continues to come down. we think a storm could land here in the next couple days. it could bring down 10 to 15 information. isolated areas could see 20 inches of rainfall by friday and saturday if the forecast verifies. pensacola out to tallahassee for the heaviest rainfall. temperatures, this is what it
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looks like across the country. mid-80s to 90 degrees. pedram, thanks for that. the olympics are in full swing. all the winners and losers so far. what to watch today. that's coming up next.
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it is day three of the olympic games in rio de janeiro. it could be another big day for the americans in the pool. after michael phelps swam to his 19th career gold sunday and katie ledecky continued her world dominance. it was a great start for the
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women in gymnastics. christina mcfarlane has the latest from rio. so much to talk about. >> reporter: so much to talk about, ryan. i never know where to start these days with the olympics. usa swimming michael phelps back with a bang. we weren't sure if we would see him in the men's 4x100 meters. it is good he showed up. the french were leading the race after the first leg. phelps jumped into the pool and pulled his team ahead and they stayed for the rest of the event to take the first men's gold medal for team usa in the pool. as you say, michael phelps' 19th gold medal and 23rd overall. it could be the first of five more golds we could see from him. to think he retired from the sport four years ago. great to see him back. the first usa medal of the night
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went to katie ledecky. she is of course set to be a big star in rio. you remember her from the breakout moment in 2012 as a 15-year-old she won gold. she had a lot of expectation on her shoulders since then. last night, she did not disappoint. she won the women's 400 meter free style breaking her own record and potentially taking three individual medals as well. another athlete with promise last night and delivered was u.s. gymnast simone biles. her performance was so spectacular, the other athletes bowed down and gave her praise. her score was 62.366. the americans really ran away with the competition last night. by almost ten points in qualifying. they will be back, of course, in the team event to compete in
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just two days time on tuesday. i want to bring you a brief update on the story we saw earlier today on the dutch cyclist who suffered a horrific crash in the women's road race. i don't know if you saw this. annemiek van vleuten was leading the race here coming into the final stretch. she was ten kilometers to go when she just crashed from her bike. head over heels over the front of the handle bars and landed on her neck. the rest of the cyclists flew by. she said to have a severe concussion and fractures in her spine. she is stable after a dramatic day of action on day two. >> all right. christina mcfarlane in rio. thank you. so he never said the word retirement, but alex rodriguez is saying good-bye.
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a-rod will play his last game as a yankee this friday and will take a position as special adviser and instructor with the team. he made the announcement at a news conference on sunday. the team will release rodriguez after friday's game. he will receive his full $21 million salary through the end of next year. what a tearful retirement announcement. >> you know, he had a lot of controversy in his career, obviously, but it seems he is going out on his terms. hillary clinton riding high in the polls, but donald trump is not sitting back. he is now calling her unstable. latest on their contentious race to the presidency when we come back.
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donald trump on damage control. the nominee falling in the polls and lashing out at hillary
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clinton. >> it is day three of the olympics. record setting wins and shocking losses. we have all the highlights you might have missed. storms across the globe leaving dozens dead as severe weather threatens the south. what you need to know. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm ryan nobles. it is 30 minutes past the hour. happening today, donald trump set to unveil his plan for boosting the u.s. economy. in a speech to the detroit economic club, he is introducing his plans to reduce the federal debt. hillary clinton followed a bump in the polls after the conference. trump was back in full attack mode trying to make up lost ground. some republicans say they are not sure trump can win in crucial states. >> he will win in parts of ohio where people are winning. there are sections where he will
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win because people are angry and frustrated. i think it is difficult if you are dividing to be able to win in ohio. i think it is really, really difficult. >> particularly here in arizona. the statements he made out of the gate when he got into the campaign about those crossing the border being rapists and whatnot. that doesn't sit well. then to refer to a judge born in indiana as a mexican. you know, in a pre-ortive way. you cannot expect to win arizona with statements like that. >> is there a chance that hillary clinton could win in arizona? >> 1996, bill clinton won arizona. yes, it is possible. >> arizona not even really a swing state. for more now, let's turn to scott mclean in washington. >> reporter: donald trump has a lot of work to do to catch up to hillary clinton. a washington post poll shows
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clinton with an 8-point lead over donald trump. a similar margin with other surveys. clinton benefitted from a bump after the democratic national convention and donald trump is coming off a week filled with one controversy after another. republicans are pushing donald trump to focus on hillary clinton. >> she is a liar. she is a horrible, horrible human being. she is incompetent. she's incompetent. and i don't think you can allow this woman to become the president of the united states. >> reporter: trump is going after hillary clinton's recent attempt to clarify an answer she given about her private e-mail server. clinton said that director james comey found her public statements about the server were truthful. that has been widely debunked
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because comey never passed judgment on that point. clinton has tried to defend herself by saying she may have short circuited on that answer. >> unstable hillary clinton and you saw that. did you see that where she basically short circuited. >> reporter: clinton was out of the public eye this weekend, but on sunday, her running mate defended her on the e-mail issue and said a clinton/kaine administration would be more open. >> she said it was a mistake. i am not presumptuous enough to start thinking how i will do things after november. i know that this is something that she has learned from and we're going to be transparent. >> reporter: today, donald trump will be in detroit to tout his economic plan and hillary clinton will start a two-day trip to the key battle ground state of florida where last week a poll showed her with a lead. ryan, alison.
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thank you, scott for that. as we mentioned trump is unveiling his economic agenda today. what do we know about the vision for the country? on trade, he has said he wants to renegotiate deals like nafta and slap heavy tariffs from china and other countries. and he put out a four-page plan to cut the number of income tax rates to four. increase the standard deduction and repeal the estate tax and amt. analysts say this could add $10 trillion to the deficit. we will see if he dials back on the cuts today. finally, on minimum wage, trump has changed his position a few times. in fact, last month, he said he would be open to raising it to $10 an hour. new this morning, one of jeb bush's sons breaking with his never trump.
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george p. bush called for the party to unite behind its nominee. >> you know from team bush, it is a bitter pill to swallow. you get back up and help the man win and stop hillary clinton. >> george p.'s father jeb is opposed to trump. he says he will not vote for the nomin nominee in november. house speaker paul ryan in his district today with one day to go before the wisconsin primary. ryan facing an under funded primary challenger who exchanged compliments on twitter with donald trump. that is before trump endorsed ryan on friday. trump's decision to withhold the decision until the last minute triggered widespread anxiety among republican leaders. ryan is expected to win. president obama reaching
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historic milestone on sunday. didn't have anything to do with legislation or conferences or anything political. it was the president playing his 300th round of golf. it happened on his vacation in martha's vineyard. as he reaches the end of his term, we are learning a secret. the president's golf handicap. mr. obama saying his handicap is an honest 13. >> he is doing pretty well. considering he is the president and busy. time for an early start on your money. dow futures are higher following solid gains on friday. after the strong u.s. jobs report. european stocks are in the green as well as asian markets closing higher. on friday, the s&p and nasdaq closed at record highs thanks to the jobs report. the u.s. economy created 255,000 jobs in july.
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this is the second straight month of better than expected job growth. the unemployment rate at 4.9%. we will keep an eye on walmart. it will announce its buying online shopping site jet.com for $3 billion. walmart is really trying hard to take on amazon. buying jet will give it scale in the e-commerce world. no comment from walmart on the report. high-ranking executive in walmart says we are trying to get into e-commerce more and compete with amazon. good luck with that. it has been slow going. >> could that be good for the consumer overall? >> of course. you don't have to leave your house to shop. it doesn't seem to catch on yet. walmart trying to make an attempt. team usa swimmer katie ledecky fast becoming one of the big stars of the rio olympics. smashing her world record. the must-see moments from the olympics coming up.
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welcome back. donald trump's so-called bromance with vladimir putin is turning into a question over the campaign. the two men paid compliments to each other in the media. he made comments about crimea and russia that could have provoked smiles in the kremlin. meantime, russian media is embracing trump painting him as a billionaire ready to deal with moscow. we have cnn's matthew chance joining us from russia. when we talk about the bromance, i think back to the new yorker article with a mural in lithuania of trump and putin kissing. what can you tell us about putin's feelings for trump?
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>> reporter: that was, i think, a copy of a more famous painting on the berlin wall with the former russian leader and the eastern germany leader kissing. there is this idea that putin and trump are in some way closely tied. they have similar concerns and ambitions when it comes to foreign policy. much of that comes from the fact that donald trump voiced opinions about the foreign policy which reflect the russian point of view on crimea. trump saying he would look to see if it is right to recognize that russian annexation. putin called trump colorful. they have been trading
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complime compliments. we don't know what putin really feels. there have been opinion polls here in russia. state media takes a pro trump line. the opinion poll shows 34% of people in russia say they think relations with russia and the united states would get better if trump was elected to become the next u.s. president. only 6% want to see hillary clinton as the next president. there is an overriding sense that many feel trump is the favored candidate. >> another colorful sidebar for the race for president. matthew, thank you. breaking overnight. the 83-year-old emperor of japan says if his health worsens, he won't be able to fulfill his duties. in a rare televised address, emperor akihito told the people he is in good health, but
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fitness level is declining. prime minister abe said he will think about how to ease the emperor's burden. this is the third time a japanese emperor made a speech on broadcast media. iran's government revealed it executed a nuclear scientist for treason. he was convicted of spying for the united states. he resurfaced a year later in the u.s. claiming he was abducted by the cia. and at the time, u.s. officials said he defected voluntarily. in 2011, he returned to iran where he was tried and convicted of giving vital information to the enemy. america. in kabul, afghanistan, two lecturers at the university have been abducted at gunpoint. afghan security forces said one was american and one australian.
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two armed kidnappers stopped the car and broke through the window with a gun and took the men away with them. local media reports say the attackers were wearing afghan security uniforms. at this point, it is unclear who is behind the kidnapping. authorities are investigating a tragic accident at a kansas water park. a 10-year-old boy killed sunday while riding on the world's tallest water slide. the victim is the son of the state legislatolegislator. the statement from the family says since the day he was born, he brought abundant joy to the family. the slide drops people 170 feet at 65 miles an hour. it has been shutdown. the water park will be closed again today. in mexico, the death toll is rising from the remnants from
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tropical storm earl. 40 people have been killed in eastern mexico. more heavy rain is expected in the region. meantime, state of emergency declared in the capital of macedonia. hit by torrential rain and flooding. at least 21 people have been killed. the government is being criticized for a slow response to the crisis. some areas of the country getting more than three times as much rainfall in a day as they usually get in a month. more rain is in the forecast. in the southeastern u.s., heavy rainfall is possible and there is flooding in the forecast. meteorologist pedram javaheri joins us now with the latest. pedram, good morning. >> alison and ryan, good morning. the southern u.s. is the big weather story. we have a storm system locked in place. a frontal boundary is not going anywhere anytime soon. you put this together and drawing a tremendous amount of gulf moisture in the southeast.
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heavy rainfall potential is there. look at what is happening off big bend of florida. estimates put up to 15 to 20 inches of rainfall on top of the water in the last couple days. you bring similar amounts, at least 15 inches in areas and higher amounts possible. you look at areas like new orleans to mobile, 6 to 8 inches possible the next couple days. all of this could lead to local flooding events across the cities. you look to the north, temperatures are moderating a little bit. 87 in new york city. 85 in detroit. call duran duran. the temperatures come back. i call that because the 80s are back across atlanta. thank you, pedram. the hottest ticket in sports is not at olympics. it is a-rod's last yankee game happening on friday. how much are tickets selling for
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online? we will have an early start on your money next.
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it is day three of the olympic games in rio de janeiro. it could also be another big day for the americans in the pool. after michael phelps swam to his 19th career gold on sunday. and katie ledecky continued her world dominance. a great start for the u.s. women in gymnastics. we have christina mcfarlane following the latest in rio. >> reporter: so much going on. michael phelps back with a bang. we didn't know if we would see him in the 4x100 relay. its good he came out. the u.s. were slightly lagging behind the french defending
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champions in the first leg of the men's race. phelps jumped into the pool and he pulled his team ahead and they remained until they took the gold medal. phelps actually recording his fastest time in the 100 meters. that puts the united states on the medal chart with the gold for the men and of course, phelps moves up to 19 gold medals. 23 overall. this from a man who retired four years ago from the sport. so good to see him back at the top where he belongs. that wasn't the first gold medal. that came courtesy of another star of the making. katie ledecky. you remember katie from the 2012 games. she came out and won gold. she had so much pressure on her shoulders. she took gold in the 400 meter free style. smashing her record by two seconds in taking the first of potentially three individual
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medals here at the olympic games. she wasn't the only star living up to her billing last night. we saw the first from simone biles from the u.s. gymnastics. her performance was so spectaculars rivals were bowing down to her. she had an opening score of 62.366 across three events. the women's team in the united states overall dominating by just under ten points. they will be in action again on tuesday for the team events. two other updates to bring you in the tennis. shock results for the top seeds. serena and venus williams out of the first round here of their olympic defense just a few hours ago. it is, of course, as i say, the three-time defending gold medalist. serena in it for the singles. venus went out today.
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a massive seismic shock in tennis. we also saw the world number one on the men's side. novak djokovic fell to juan martin del potro. it is the second olympic games he fell. we don't know what happened to his game. he went off the court and he had tears in his eyes. to be his last chance of an olympic medal. he will be 33 when he comes back in four years. >> christina, thank you so much. we have breaking news this morning. delta airlines is experiencing a global computer outage on the corporate twitter feed it says all flights are grounded as a result of the outage. the airline says it is working to get things back on track and hopefully it won't be much longer. the best advice is to check with
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the airline if you are flying delta today. delta with a global outage. take a lot of patience. let's get an early start on your money. ticket prices for a-rod's final game are surging online. average price online skyrocketed 400%. before the announcement, tickets were $75. now $345. they already started to level out a bit since the news of his retirement was announced. tickets were higher yesterday afternoon. climbing 500%. asian markets finished with gains for the week. the s&p and nasdaq closing at record highs on friday. that followed a strong jobs report. this is the eighth record high of the year for the s&p. it is up 7% for 2016. the brexit fears are far in the rear-view mirror.
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the dow is 50 points away from an all-time high. it has some ground to make up after declining 9 of the last 11 sessions. gawker media is in settlement talks with hulk hogan. hogan won a $140 million judgment against the site in march for invasion of privacy. the suit came after gawker released a sex tape featuring the former wrestler. gawker is appealing the ruling, but the judgment forced the company to file for bankruptcy. the wall street journal is reporting the settlement talks are in the early stages. they have been on and off before. this is a week before the court-ordered auction that has founder lose control of the media company. this case has taken down gawker. "early start" continues right now.
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donald trump trailing hillary clinton in the polls and striking back on the trail, but can he regain momentum. team usa breaking records in rio. the olympics in full swing. who won gold and who crashed? storms across the world. dozens dead in macedonia. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm ryan nobles. happening today, donald trump set to unveil his plan to boost the u.s. economy. he is expected to add details to his proposal for tax cuts and reducing the federal debt. hillary clinton laid low every the weekend enjoying a bump in the polls following the democratic national convention and critical week for trump. trump was in full attack mode. leading republicans

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